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1845 Oak Street Suite 15 Northfield, IL 60093 | 14044 Petronella #1 libertville, iL 60048 info@kickstartptn.com  |  Tel. 847-386-6560

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Developmental Therapy

Developmental Therapists (DTs) address all domains of child development. They aim to enhance, integrate and generalize skills across environments. One of the best ways to facilitate integration is through the power of play. Our DTs utilize a play-based, relationship-based approach to help   children engage with caregivers, peers and the world around them.  As we all know, kids learn and progress the most when they are having fun! 

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developmental therapists treat: 

  • Cognition
  • Language (both expressive and receptive)
  • Comprehension
  • Gross and Fine Motor Skills
  • Social/Emotional skills
  • Individual and Peer Play
  • Pre-academics
The ability to play with a variety of toys and explore various play repertoires is also an important aspect of Developmental Therapy. DTs address parallel play, representational and symbolic play throughout sessions as it is developmentally appropriate for each individual child. 
Sessions can be either in-home, in-school, in-clinic - or a combination! 

Evaluations

Our DTs may utilize standardized and/or non-standardized assessments to determine a child's strengths and challenges. Once goals are established, progress is tracked per session and parents are given a report or a meeting every 6 weeks. Our DTs have training administering the following assessments: Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP), Functional Emotional Assessment Scale (FEAS), Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VBMAPP), and the Mullen Scale of Early Learning. 

our therapists

Credentialed as Developmenal Therapists by the State of Illinois Early Intervention Program, our DTs can provide Developmental Therapy through Early Intervention for 0-3 year olds who qualify.  Private sessions are also available for any child who can benefit , including those over 3 years of age.  All of our DTs are trained educators and have extensive experience helping families:
  • Transition into elementary schools
  • Navigate various school districts
  • Attend IEP meetings
  • Teach a variety of academic skills
Additional certifications include work with DIR/Floortime, Earobics and the Wilson Reading System.